Product approval & certification

BBA certification is recognised throughout the construction industry as a symbol of quality and reassurance. It's the vital ingredient in the provision of assurance, quality and integrity to a plethora of stakeholders in the construction industry.

Homeowner Advice

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When hiring a tradesperson, you should always ask to see their identification to ensure they are a member of a formal certification scheme. This can be either an ID card or a membership certificate.

If you have hired a BBA Approved Installer, then you can search here to verify their membership. As members of a certified scheme, the installer has demonstrated financial stability, competency of installers and quality of work together with a commitment to ongoing monitoring of works and a customer charter that includes a complaints process.

Here are some links to external websites which may help you to find further information:

  • BEIS – the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Citizens Advice – free, impartial advice on consumer rights & responsibilities
  • MHCLG – the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • DEFRA – the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
  • Disclosure Scotland – Scottish Government disclosure service
  • EA – the Environment Agency
  • Energy Saving Trust – helping people to save energy
  • Police - Emergency and Non-Emergency contact details
  • SEPA – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • CTSI  – search for your local Trading Standards office
  • UKAS – the United Kingdom Accreditation Service

BBA Commitment to Homeowners

All BBA scheme members have been assessed and certified to carry out work to a professionally competent standard. Members are regularly audited and subject to an annual assessment to ensure compliance and standards are maintained for the benefit of consumers. Information about our certification schemes can be found here.

What to do when hiring a tradesperson

Certain installation jobs in the home are required to be notified in line with Building Regulations by a member of a Competent Person Scheme. This means that a tradesperson has been properly approved to offer installation and maintenance services to members of the public. Members of BBA Certified Competent Person Scheme have the ability to self-notify their installation work which saves their customers both time and money.

Why choose a BBA Certified Installer?

Whenever you need installation work on your property it is important that the competent person you choose is a member of an approved Competent Person Scheme.

The BBA’s Competent Person Scheme is approved by the Government and we are a UKAS accredited Inspection Body (No 4345) who can undertake this Certification. In addition, our members are subject to strict rules when they join a BBA Certification scheme meaning you're assured of reliable installation standards.

Things to note when you choose a BBA Certification member:

  • Your work will be notified in compliance with the Building Regulations
  • The work is guaranteed for 6 years (for installations completed by a member of our Competent Person Scheme)
  • The guarantee covers works that fail to comply with the standards required by building regulations and the original installer cannot rectify the works themselves.
  • All BBA installers are regularly assessed to maintain their knowledge and skills

Homeowner Guarantee for notified works

Members of BBA Certified Competent Person Scheme are certified as competent to provide installation work to an industry standard for homeowners. Once any installation work has been completed the work needs to be notified to Building Control.

Homeowners can have peace of mind as you receive a work quality guarantee on notified works that are non-compliant with the building regulations, which lasts 6 years.

Contact us for more information about our BBA Homeowner Guarantee.

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